Pledged: $20 Rewards: Access to behind-the-scenes development forum, Digital copy of the game, Name in the credits Kickstarter start date: September 05, 2017 Kickstarter funded on: October 06, 2017 Estimated delivery date: December 2018
I thought Cyanide and Happiness is a funny webcomic and animated series, so backing their game should be equally funny.
The game is not released yet.
It is planned to release in Summer 2020, according to its Steam page.
Paid: $28 USD Commission: An image of Meloetta from Pokémon Date of payment: March 26, 2017
lenasdf is a friend I made in the Know Your Meme community. I commissioned them to make art of the Pokémon known as Meloetta. After a few instances where the eyes didn’t look quite right, I drew a basic idea of what I wanted them to look like and they soon delivered.
Payment was made after the following piece of art was finalised.
Pledged: $30 Rewards: Digital download of game, Digital download of soundtrack, PDF download of development book (art, design, secrets), Beta versions during development, Name in the credits Kickstarter start date: July 22, 2016 Kickstarter funded on: August 22, 2016 Estimated delivery date: February 2018
I simply backed this game because someone said it was going to be the next Undertale, and soon, even SiIvaGunner released a high quality rip of one of the songs in the soundtrack, cementing my decision to remain a backer.
The developers have stated they are in the final stretch as of August 2018.
The release date for the game will be announced on May 5, 2020.
Pledged: $50 per episode Rewards: Name in the credits, Early access to episodes, Production updates, Extended blooper reels, Access to 360 degree footage behind-the-scenes content, 4K resolution episodes Patreon start date: March 04, 2016
Video Games Awesome is a Let’s Play series I’ve been watching for many years now. But previously, the people behind it worked on a comedy series called Awesome Video Games.
Before moving from Canada to Japan, Fraser filmed a whole new season of Awesome Video Games. Over three episodes have been released early to patrons in an unfinished state, currently without credits.
Pledged: $20 Rewards: Name in the credits, DRM-free/HD download of completed movie, PDF download of “Charlie the Unicorn: Lost in Dreamspace” storybook, 12 Charlie the Unicorn trading cards (signed by Jason Steele) Kickstarter start date: February 23, 2016 Kickstarter funded on: March 25, 2016 Estimated delivery date: December 2016
The Charlie the Unicorn series is some of the earliest YouTube animations I can remember watching. I had to help bring its finale to life.
The PDF storybook and physical rewards, such as the signed trading cards, were sent out in Early 2017.
Part One of the finale was released on October 11, 2019. My name appears at the 9:11 mark in the middle column (see below).
Pledged: $40 Rewards: Name in the credits, Digital “thank you” card, Early preview of complete movie, 3 exclusive wallpapers, PDF download of “There She Is!!” art book, Doki & Nabi T-shirt, DVD, Physical “thank you” card (signed by amalloc), 5 illustrated cards Indiegogo start date: January 12, 2016 Indiegogo funded on: February 12, 2016 Estimated delivery date: December 2016
A masterpiece in Korean indie animation, the There She Is!! series was first introduced to me on Newgrounds. It has since been remastered in HD for YouTube, and was neatly wrapped up in its 5th and final episode. However, an opportunity to crowdfund a bonus 6th episode and a DVD of the series arose, and I couldn’t pass it up.
The DVD and 6th episode have not been finalised yet. Some digital rewards have already been sent.
Pledged: $25 per month Rewards: Access to behind-the-scenes of DuoCartoonist’s works, Special tools for painting and animation Patreon start date: October 2015
DuoCartoonist are two animators who made quality MLP-related content using Toon Boom software. They had a special Patreon tier for animators, giving away Photoshop brushes, tools for colouring in images quickly, and puppet rigs.
After a couple of months backing the tier described above, DuoCartoonist shut down their Patreon and seemingly disappeared from the internet.
Pledged: $15 Rewards: Digital copy of game, Name in the credits, Access to backers-only forum, Use of backers-only alternate palette for each character Indiegogo start date: September 20, 2015 Indiegogo funded on: October 20, 2015 Estimated delivery date: April 2017
Them’s Fightin’ Herds is the spiritual successor to MLP: Fighting is Magic, which was cancelled due to a cease and desist by Hasbro. Them’s Fightin’ Herds’ characters were designed by Lauren Faust, who helped develop the 2010 MLP reboot. On top of this, Them’s Fightin’ Herds uses the Skullgirls engine.
Them’s Fightin’ Herds was released to Steam Early Access on February 22, 2018. The backer-exclusive palettes were included. The backer names in the credits are currently nowhere to be seen.
Version 1.0 is slated for release on April 2, 2020.
Pledged: $34 Rewards: Physical copy of the blu-ray Kickstarter start date: July 16, 2015 Kickstarter funded on: August 16, 2015 Estimated delivery date: January 2016
Don Hertzfeldt is an animator who used to focus primarily on making animated cartoons where all the drawings were done on paper (but he does draw digitally now). He has been featured in a couch gag on The Simpsons, but he is mostly known for his short film Rejected. As all the DVDs featuring collections of his short films were sold out, this campaign to create a blu-ray of his work was definitely not one to miss.
The blu-ray arrived at my place on March 29, 2016.
It contains the full version of It’s Such a Beautiful Day, World of Tomorrow, and his short and student films, all remastered specifically for the blu-ray.
There was also a cardboard insert and mini-booklet about the World of Tomorrow film inside the sleeve.
Pledged: $15 Rewards: Access to backer-only updates/polls, Backer tag beside name in-game, Name on a plaque in the game’s plaza lobby, Desktop backgrounds, Steam Early Access copy of the game, Exclusive backer-only digital in-game item (gold trophy) Indiegogo start date: July 13, 2015 Indiegogo funded on: August 13, 2015 Estimated delivery date: N/A
In Garry’s Mod, there is a fun gamemode known as Cinema that lets you watch online videos with other people in the Source engine. There was also the elusive GMOD Tower gamemode that expanded upon this concept with minigames, and it was something which I could never join as the servers were always so far away and the ping would be unbearable. When the creators of these two gamemodes announced a spiritual successor in the Unreal engine and local Australian and dedicated servers, I was ready to back it.
Tower Unite was released on Steam Early Access on April 9, 2016.
On the 14th of June 2018, it was just updated to version 0.5.0.0
Backer Tag next to name in scoreboard (tab key by default):
Exclusive item and How to find NeonWabbit’s name in the credits:
After joining a Plaza/Lobby server, head out of the Transit Station where you will see the entrance to the Boardwalk. On the 2nd plaque here (to the left), you will see it towards the bottom. Also pictured here in the following screenshot is the exclusive item for backers in my inventory.